Oops. My bad. I sometimes mention/recommend a few of things on my humble little site and I may refer to them how someone initially referred them to me. I talked up my rain gear as "speed shell" but that's not the official name. The correct name of gear is Sheddable Shell. This is rain gear that is designed to be lightweight, breathable, and disposable. Really good for those early morning pre-race starts when you are shivering waiting for the starting gun. I've only seen it at the Marathon Expo and bought the jacket a few years back when it looked like rain but never used it. This year I bought the pants as well but didn't use them (should have).
At the Marathon Health Expo, there are lots of things you can
blow your money on invest in that are supposed to make you faster, feel better, last longer, look sharp. I've picked up a few things form the expo over the past few years. Some good, some meh.
- Typically, I get new running shirts/shorts (prices are cheap).
- Performance socks one year.
- Arm warmers last year (really helped!).
- A new pair of shooz this year (ASIC GEL-Nimbus)
- Running hat - lightweight hat
- This year I got some RockTape – kinesiology tape that athletes use to tape joints/muscles from injury. Sort of flexible duct tape for the body. I had my knees taped this year at the expo and it really seemed to help!
- My first year I got a Spibelt – a small neoprene belt/pouch that will hold all sorts of stuff like car keys, id cards, cell phone, energy gel packs, band aids, meds. I don’t really like carrying a lot of gear when I run (not into the sport utility batman-like belt), so this is really perfect for my style of running. Made by a small company out of Austin and I've been using it for all my runs for years.